Ticketmaster Chairman Jared Smith to Step Down After 17 Years With the Company

Succession plan at Live Nation Entertainment company has been in the works for a while now

Ticketmaster Global Chairman Jared Smith is stepping down at the end of the year, a spokesperson for the company confirmed for TheWrap. The 42-year-old executive has been with the company for 17 years.

Smith told Sportico that he and Michael Rapino, the CEO of Ticketmaster parent company Live Nation, have been discussing a succession plan for several years now. With the coronavirus pandemic postponing and canceling live events around this world, now seemed like the time to execute his exit.

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Tony Maglio

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